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    I'll have to apply for university next year but I still don't know what course to choose. I want to do something in the finance or management sector. Any advice about courses available or prospective jobs?
     
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    Pin "Magnificent Bastard" / Ren's Counterpart

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    Accounting.

    Nobody is going to hire you as a manager fresh out of college. You know what a business/finance major with a job is? An Accountant.

    Business, finance, and economics are not practical degrees. Accounting, engineering, nursing, degrees that lead to a specific profession ARE practical degrees. Those are what you spend your time on!

    Don't go to college unless you know what specific profession you want.
     
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    I did economics and I don't regret it.

    I agree with Pin that economics is not always the most practical - basically, you'll have subjects that go deep into policy and theories that you'll never really use unless you become a researcher or policy maker. But to become this, you'll have to get phd and so your education will be very long. In the most narrow sense, yeah, you should aim for a more practical degree that will get you a specific job after getting your bachelors.

    In a bit broader sense, economics is (for me) more interesting and challenging than accounting and will give you quite a broad sense of skills. You can branch out to a lot of different discplines with it. For example, I discovered I quite like stats and econometrics, so will zoom in in this particular direction.

    But none of degrees in this field would be useless. I wouldn't advise you to choose managment though, but that's not an informed opinion. I just don't really understand what you study in managment, so I would have to see the curriculum.
     
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    Pin is right.
     
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    I'm not sure he need extra ego boost :)

    He's partly right, I would say. It's better to go for narrow and specific skillsets if you are looking for a job straight out of college. But there's nothing wrong with getting more broad education and narrowing down later.
     
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    I understand you in some way. Management for me is something that can be learned even while working. I have a better preference for the finance sector but due to the vast number of courses available, I can't seem to decide.
     
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    Rudaynah

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    I kind of get what you're trying to tell me. I just want to do something that'll be practical in several jobs. I want to specialise in a particular career but I don't want to limit myself. I was thinking more of going for something like accountant, auditor, actuary or something like that
     
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    I mostly agree with @Pin but would slightly amend that to: Don’t go to an expensive university until you know what specific profession you want. However, things may be different for you depending on where you live. Where do you live and what are your circumstances?
     
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